Game Controllers

PlayStation Controller patents are both innovative and ridiculous

PlayStation Controller patents are both innovative and ridiculous

The PlayStation 5 is coming really soon and yet there's still some uncertainty as to what it would look like. The "V" shaped console that was revealed in a patent and a subsequent photo may be interesting but there's also a slim chance that this PS5 was only meant to be seen and used by developers. It isn't just the console itself that is shrouded in mystery but the DUALSHOCK5 controllers as well. While rumors claim that the PS5 controller won't differ that much from its predecessor, at least two patents from Sony show how the company had ideas that could make the input device a lot more interesting.

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Stadia Controller Google Assistant button now actually works

Stadia Controller Google Assistant button now actually works

Google just loves its staggered releases, delivering features piecemeal and in waves. That's something traditional gamers might not be used to but it at least shows signs of activity for a gaming platform that started off on the wrong foot. The latest feature to drop is not exactly for Stadia itself but for its special Stadia Controller, finally enabling the Google Assistant button to summon Google Assistant, presuming you're not actually doing anything yet.

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Steam Controller orders being refunded as stocks run out completely

Steam Controller orders being refunded as stocks run out completely

If you haven't heard the news yet, Valve has been clearing out its inventory of Steam Controllers by selling at its cheapest possible price (excluding shipping and taxes). But if you were still planning on getting one, perhaps for posterity's sake, you can forget getting it at that low price. Valve has run out of stocks of the controller that wasn't meant to be and since it won't be making any new ones, it is giving buyers their $5 back, hopefully, to put towards buying a proper game controller.

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Steam Controller has been discontinued and is now at its lowest price

Steam Controller has been discontinued and is now at its lowest price

Valve is perhaps best known for the Steam PC games store and Half-Life. Some may even know it for Team Fortress, the Source engine, and the first Portal game. What the company isn't really known for is its hardware, like the Steam Machines and the physical Steam Link. Now yet another such product is about to bite the dust as the eccentric Steam Controller's price drops as Valve clears out its stock.

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8bitdo Zero 2 controller finally goes up for pre-order

8bitdo Zero 2 controller finally goes up for pre-order

It's been a long time coming, but 8bitdo's teeny tiny Zero 2 controller is now up for pre-order. We were first introduced to this controller in June of 2018, and in the year-and-a-half since then, the 8bitdo faithful have been waiting for their chance to buy one. They should have that chance soon enough, as the Amazon listing for this controller says it'll be here before the end of the year.

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Google Stadia controller could be extremely difficult to repair

Google Stadia controller could be extremely difficult to repair

When smartphones started to sport metal unibody designs or, more recently, glass-metal-glass sandwiches, they also become more difficult to open up for repairs. Even authorized service centers would need specialized tools and training which were, naturally, unavailable to third-parties or DIYers. It seems that Google is using that same design philosophy on its Stadia controller, making it almost impossible to open up, at least for untrained hands, all for the sake of having a nearly seamless and blemish-free appearance.

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Google Stadia Controller CLAW clip now has a price tag, still no date

Google Stadia Controller CLAW clip now has a price tag, still no date

Stadia is quickly becoming one of Google's most controversial products and, for the first time, it's not because of privacy concerns. The launch has been rocky at best but Google really has little choice but to keep moving forward. In fact, it has just put up the product page for what is perhaps Stadia's first nonessential accessory, a $15 clip that holds your Pixel phone in place above the Stadia Controller. Presuming you have both, of course.

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Google Stadia Review: Amazing, for now

Google Stadia Review:  Amazing, for now

When this Google Stadia Review was first posted, the service hadn't yet formally launched. Google sent the Founders Package to a set of sources that got an early look and were invited to review the game streaming system before the official Google Stadia release date of November 19, 2019. As such, we gave the service an early once-over review with what we'd experienced thus far. As the service evolves, we'll be updating this review accordingly - so stay tuned!

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Logitech G Adaptive Gaming Kit wants to outfit your Xbox Adaptive Controller

Logitech G Adaptive Gaming Kit wants to outfit your Xbox Adaptive Controller

Last year, Microsoft got a lot of positive attention when it launched its Xbox Adaptive Controller. The controller, essentially, is meant to be a customizable input method for those with disabilities, sporting two oversized buttons and a traditional D-pad on the front. With a row of 3.5mm jacks running along the top of the controller, the Xbox Adaptive Controller allows for a fine level of customization, assuming that users can find attachments that fit their needs. Logitech is looking to help with that last part by announcing the Logitech G Adaptive Gaming Kit today.

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Google Stadia Controller manual appears online ahead of launch day

Google Stadia Controller manual appears online ahead of launch day

Game controllers are a dime a dozen these days and most of them practically function similarly. That's mostly thanks to the fact that consoles haven't changed that much in the past decade. With a new kind of gaming experience coming in just a few days, the Google Stadia Controller may have a few unique things to offer. Fortunately, Google has now published the peripheral's support page to give users a heads up on what to expect.

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Google Stadia details Xbox, PlayStation 4, Switch controller support

Google Stadia details Xbox, PlayStation 4, Switch controller support

With Google Stadia's release date now less than a week away, Google has detailed what kind of third-party controllers will work with the service from the start. Google, of course, would prefer that you use the Stadia controller, and if you're planning to play on TV, that will be your only option to begin with. If, however, you plan on playing on a PC through Chrome or you've got a Pixel device you're looking to use, your options begin to open up a little bit.

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Google Stadia details revealed in pre-launch Reddit AMA

Google Stadia details revealed in pre-launch Reddit AMA

In just a few days, less than a week actually, a few avid gamers will finally be able to see for themselves what all the fuss around game streaming is about. Or at least Google's brand of game streaming, which is essential PC games streamed to web browsers. Google Stadia is, admittedly so new that some might still be confused about how it will all play out. Fortunately, Google recently held a customary Reddit AMA to let fans and interested future gamers ask the hard questions.

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